Arsenal have been fined £60,000 and warned about their future conduct by the Football Association after breaching football agents regulations over the transfer of Calum Chambers.
The defender joined the Emirates outfit from Southampton for about £16m in July 2014.
The FA described the incident as “fronting”, where an unauthorized and unlicensed agent is involved. Arsenal say they “acted in good faith” and that the FA recognized they had “no intention to mislead”.
The FA in a statement on its official website said:
“Arsenal admitted part of the breach but denied another, which was found not proven following an Independent Regulatory Commission.
“The charges against Mr Middleton, which he denied, were found proven.” The statement.
Authorized agent Alan Middleton has also been warned as to his future conduct and sanctioned for breaching The FA’s Football Agent Regulations in relation to the same matter.
Mr Middleton has been fined £30,000 and suspended from all agency/intermediary activity for a period of three months.
This suspension shall be suspended in its entirety for 18 months from 23 October 2015 and will not take effect unless he commits an offence contrary to the agents regulations or The FA’s regulations on working with intermediaries during this time.